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Events Faculty & Staff Students

Yellow rays of hope

Cheerleaders and their beloved mascot add the week's signature hue to their customary team colors.

“Yellow It Out,” an annual initiative aimed at suicide prevention and awareness, was marked with a number of campuswide events that brightly illuminated a most noteworthy topic. Events included Tuesday’s dialogue with an expert on “Dealing With Stereotypes,” men’s/women’s basketball games against Lancaster Bible College on Wednesday, and informational tables and other displays of advocacy – from apparel to outdoor lighting – throughout the week.

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Alumni Engineering Design Technology Faculty & Staff Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies

Faculty member, alum attend international 3D showcase

Walker and Allebach reunite at an industry event in Nashville, Tenn.
Walker and Allebach reunite at an industry event in Nashville, Tenn.

An assistant professor of engineering design technology attended 3DExperience World 2020, a Feb. 9-12 event dedicated to the three-dimensional design and engineering community.

Penn College’s Katherine A. Walker was among those on hand at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, to explore the latest innovations in 3D design, data management, simulation and manufacturing.

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General Information Makerspace

This week’s makerspace topic: hand embroidery

EmbroideryRegular themed sessions – short introductions to fascinating techniques – continue at the Dr. Welch Workshop: A Makerspace at Penn College from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. This week, participants can learn traditional Vietnamese hand-embroidery techniques from a country with a 700-year tradition. Weekly trainings at the makerspace (Room 104 of the Carl Building Technologies Center) will continue throughout the semester except for March 12, which falls during Spring Break. No registration is required.
Next week: How to make flexible rubber molds

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General Information

CAC awarded $250,000 grant for roof replacement

Tammy Avery Weber, chair of the FCFPA Board of Directors, with CAC Executive Director Chuck Still.

The Community Arts Center has received a $250,000 grant from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania.

The grant is a response to the CAC administration’s request for funds to help replace the building’s roof. In July, strong winds rolled back the roof membrane on the historic building and rainwater found its way to the basement, drenching offices and stage alike. A contract for the new roof has not yet been awarded, but the FCFP grant is expected to cover the majority of the final cost.

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Dental Hygiene Nursing & Health Sciences Students

Low-cost dental care available in college’s Dental Hygiene Clinic

The Dental Hygiene Clinic at Pennsylvania College of Technology, which provides low-cost dental care to the community, is accepting appointments.

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s state-of-the-art Dental Hygiene Clinic is scheduling appointments for the spring semester.

The clinic provides low-cost preventive dental hygiene services to the community, including cleanings, exams, X-rays and sealants. The clinic collaborates with area dental offices and can share records to prevent duplication of services.

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Alumni Career Services Faculty & Staff Students

Career Services helps students answer, ‘What’s next?’

Shelley L. MoorePenn College’s director of career services was among the higher-education professionals interviewed for a Wednesday feature about students’ preparation for postgraduate employment. “I would want to say they we’re the best kind of combination because you can get the same type of degrees and education that you can get at a traditional state school or liberal arts university,” Shelley L. Moore said. “That’s paired with the very technical, high-intensity fields that are needed in the workforce.”

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Alumni Career Services Students

Employers’ recruitment visits to continue in coming week

Harkins BuildersStudents and alumni from selected majors within Penn College’s schools of Construction & Design Technologies and Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies can interact with potential employers during imminent campus visits:

  • Harkins Builders – Two sessions on Tuesday, Feb. 18: 11 a.m.-noon, Hager Lifelong Education Center, Room B2111; and 3:30-4:30 p.m., Carl Building Technologies Center, Room 120
  • Suit-Kote Corp. – Interviews from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19; Bush Campus Center, Room 202
  • Boral IndustriesBoral Industries Inc. – 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20; Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center, Room E140

For more on the Harkins and Boral visits, check out the Career Services flyer: Information sessions

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General Information Workforce Development

Comprehensive project management training offered this spring

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, the ability to effectively manage projects is paramount. A well-managed project is completed on time and on budget, and meets quality expectations.

A 42-hour Mastering Project Management apprenticeship training course to be offered by Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology will give managers the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in leading such projects.

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Faculty & Staff Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies Students Welding

Welding expansion attracts Newswatch 16 coverage

Backed by an impressive commemoration of the donors who made the facility possible, Keating talks with Rhoades.
Backed by an impressive commemoration of the donors who made the facility possible, Keating talks with Rhoades.
Recording some welding in "Pipe Alley"
Recording some welding in “Pipe Alley”
Allen adds faculty insight to the interviews.
Allen adds faculty insight to the interviews.

A WNEP reporter visited Penn College’s Lycoming Engines Metal Trades Center this week, preparing a piece about the expanded (and recently dedicated) welding lab. Chris Keating interviewed welding and fabrication engineering technology majors Natalie J. Rhoades, of Weedville, and Sara D. Stafford, of West Chester, as well as instructor Michael R. Allen. The story premiered during Wednesday’s evening newscasts.

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Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts Business & Hospitality Events Faculty & Staff Students

Feb. 29 ‘murder mystery’ to tempt, tease dinner patrons

Participants help a roving gumshoe sift through clues during last year's Murder Mystery Dinner.

The 2020 edition of the Student Engagement Office’s Murder Mystery Dinner is scheduled for Leap Day Saturday, Feb. 29 in the Mountain Laurel Room of Penn College’s Thompson Professional Development Center. Tickets for students ($16.95; flex or declining balance) and for faculty and staff ($19.95) are available online. For more information, consult the event poster: Murder Mystery Dinner

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Alumni Faculty & Staff Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies STEM Students Welding

Penn College welding expansion sparks opportunities

Penn College’s expanded and enhanced welding lab, unveiled in dedication ceremonies on Feb. 6, is featured in a new video on the college’s YouTube channel. At 55,000-plus square feet, it is believed to be the largest such facility in higher education nationwide. Thanks, in part, to $2.5 million in corporate support, the lab includes an electron beam welder, CNC plasma cutters, laser welding, automation and robotics, and 124 individual welding booths. “It’s really important for us to take this opportunity to come alongside a school like Penn College in a way that enables the educators to do what they do best, and that’s to really teach and inspire these kids,” said Miller Electric’s Dave Lambert. “And when you feel and see that kind of commitment and dedication to the future of the industry and the future of trades, it’s easy to want to be involved.” The college enrolls about 300 welding students, and graduates of the program have nearly a 100% placement rate.

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